Spring training

OAKLAND, Calif | AP Source: A’s, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray

OAKLAND, Calif. —Jan 13, 2019— Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback’s deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the meeting was … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | AP Source: A’s, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray

HOUSTON | Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery

HOUSTON —Jan 11, 2019— Astros third baseman Alex Bregman will be limited at the start of spring training after arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow. The team says Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff operated Friday in Houston and that it expects the 24-year-old will be ready to play before the season opener on … Continue reading HOUSTON | Bregman to be limited in spring training after elbow surgery

LAS VEGAS | Cubs’ Maddon studying ‘Managing Millennials for Dummies’

LAS VEGAS — Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is “Managing Millennials for Dummies.” The Chicago Cubs manager will head to spring training just after his 65th birthday, a generation or two removed from his players and entering the final season of his contract. “You always think this … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Cubs’ Maddon studying ‘Managing Millennials for Dummies’

ST. LOUIS | Cards’ Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

ST. LOUIS— Now that he is with the St. Louis Cardinals, Paul Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond the 2019 season. The six-time All-Star was acquired from Arizona this week and will earn $14.5 million in the final season of a seven-year deal that will pay $46 million, including a $1 million assignment bonus for the … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Cards’ Goldschmidt is not thinking beyond 2019 season

CARLSBAD, Calif. | No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Major League Baseball and its players’ union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers’ meetings ended that there was no consensus for change … Continue reading CARLSBAD, Calif. | No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

The Latest: Suzuki will be with Mariners in spring as player

The Latest on the Major League Baseball‘s final day heading into the postseason (all times Eastern): 7:15 p.m. Ichiro Suzuki will go to spring training next season with the Seattle Mariners as a player. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto says Suzuki will be in spring training with the Mariners in 2019 and hinted the veteran … Continue reading The Latest: Suzuki will be with Mariners in spring as player

Clark: Players still concerned about unsigned free agents

FORT MYERS, Fla./February 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Nearly two full weeks into spring training, dozens of accomplished free agents around the major leagues are still unsigned. There’s a new rule limiting visits to the mound, too, creating at least some early confusion about how to keep track. So while their collective bargaining agreement runs through … Continue reading Clark: Players still concerned about unsigned free agents

Angels grab All-Star Zack Cozart with $38M, 3-year deal

ANAHEIM, Calif./December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  After spending his entire career at shortstop in Cincinnati, Zack Cozart was willing to switch positions for the chance to join the Los Angeles Angels’ promising lineup. Cozart was even willing to switch twice. The All-Star infielder agreed to a $38 million, three-year contract with the Angels on Friday, … Continue reading Angels grab All-Star Zack Cozart with $38M, 3-year deal